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Dr Lona Alkhalaf

Dr Lona Alkhalaf

Dr Lona Alkhalaf
University of Warwick
In three words or phrases how would you describe your supervision style?

Supportive, student-centred, collaborative

In one or two sentences please describe your strategies regarding the following.
Provision of training:

I tailor my training strategies to the individual student. Students will progress towards becoming more independent throughout the PhD.

Progression monitoring and management:

I tailor progression and monitoring management to the individual’s needs to ensure they make good progress throughout the course of the PhD.

Communication:

I tailor my communication style according to the individual’s needs. I am happy to discuss any issues that are impacting your ability to fulfil your potential.

How often do your PhD students see you in a timetabled group meeting?

At least once per week

In year 1 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

At least once per month but more if required by the individual student

In year 2 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

At least once per month but more if required by the individual student

In year 3 of PhD study, how often do your PhD students have a scheduled >30 minute 1:1 meeting with you?

At least once per month but more if required by the individual student

What form do your 1:1 meetings with PhD students take?

A mixture of face to face or via video chat or telephone.

Open door policy?

Yes, I am usually contactable for an instant response (if required) on every working day.

My expectation of PhD student working patterns?

Certain tasks in my lab need to occur at set times, and students need to be able to commit to a rota/timetable shared with other members of the team.

Notice for feedback (e.g. on reports, manuscript drafts, thesis chapters)?

I need at least 1 week’s notice to provide feedback on written work of up to 5000 words.